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Click on the image above to download our Prolapse patient information booklet

A genital tract prolapse is a weakness ofthe supporting structures of the uterus (womb), pelvic floor and vagina.

  • Weakness in the front walls of the vagina (cystocele) is when the bladder is pushing into the vagina
  • Weakness in the back walls of the vagina (rectocele) is when the rectum is pushing into the vagina
  • Weakness of the supports to the uterus (pelvic prolapse)
  • Weakness in the upper part of the vagina which can cause a hernia (entrocele)

Prolapsed bladders (cystocele) can cause a variety of problems like discomfort and urinary incontinence. 

Treatment

Pelvic floor exercises
These are easy to learn and can be taught to you by the
continence nurse specialist. 

Oestrogen replacement
This can be in the form of a cream which is put into the
vagina. 

Pessary
A ring pessary can be inserted into the vagina which will hold the prolapse back.

Surgery
If conservative treatments do not improve the problem or are inappropriate, then surgery might be an option.

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Surgery may be done through the groin or abdomen and this will depend on the presence of other symptoms and the type of prolapse. This will be discussed with your surgeon.

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AuthorUrology Associates